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Clinical approaches to the diagnosis of diseases and disorders in pets and domestic animals sometimes mistaken for anticoagulant toxicosis

  • Author(s): Woody, Benny J.
  • et al.
Abstract

To differentiate the causes of bleeding disorders requires a basic understanding of the hemostatic process and the proper interpretation of history, physical examination, and laboratory tests. A brief overview of the hemostatic process is presented. Tables and flow charts are provided to assist in developing a sound clinical approach to the bleeding patient through the proper assessment of history, physical examination findings, and laboratory tests. Categories of inherited and acquired bleeding disorders are briefly presented.

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